Absolutely a-maize-ing

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raw sweet corn

We’re sorry if that title is too corny! Maize, which we call corn here in the US, is a leafy stalk with kernels that have seeds inside. Fun fact: while technically a cereal grain, corn is generally harvested before maturity and therefore treated as a vegetable rather than a grain. Sweet corn is a hybridized corn variety that has a higher … Read More

The Terroir of Popcorn

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Ron Wagner holds up a three pound bag of popcorn that he just filled

Here’s the story about how we learned of a new phrase for us, “the terroir of popcorn.” After spending an hour on the phone with Ron Wagner of Wagner Farm in Rome, NY, we realized that we knew nothing about popcorn. Ron’s first statement was “Last year was one of the best years ever for several varieties of popcorn, the … Read More

In Your Bag: Tues and Wed, Week of January 7th

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Here’s what folks in our Tuesday and Wednesday deliveries can expect to find in their Field Goods bags. At-a-glance list is below, scroll for more details! And as always, items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability, and may not look exactly like the items pictured below. If you have an issue, please let us know ASAP … Read More

A better alternative to microwave popcorn

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Plain air-popped popcorn is a healthy, whole-grain, antioxidant-rich snack food. Compared to microwave popcorn, air-popped popcorn has about 93 calories versus 130+ calories for microwave. Plus, depending on your flavor choices microwave popcorn has more sodium and saturated fat. The number 2 ingredient in microwave popcorn is palm oil, which is really unhealthy for Mother Earth. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, … Read More

Corn, How Not to Cook It

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This week, we are delivering super sweet, super fresh corn. Holmquest Farm and Barber’s Farm grow these particular varieties because they are super sweet and frankly taste more like candy corn than the regular stuff. The corn has a short shelf life, which is why you won’t find them in the grocery stores. Eat them as soon as possible. We’d like to suggest … Read More